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Wet chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Heather94, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a problem that my chickens won't go in to the coop while it's raining??? I'm in Georgia so it's not really cold, but it's raining like crazy outside. It's not all of them, but 3 or 4 of them won't go in. One of them is my silkie rooster, I'm worried he may get sick :\
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    None of my flock retreat for cover unless its really bucketing down. They end up looking like drowned rats - them's chickens for ya. Nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great! Yep they are looking like that now! Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of mine stay out in the rain except my cockerel, he's the smart one
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Some of mine seem to like being out in the rain too......was concerned by how wet they looked, 'drowned rats' came to mind.
    But I felt under their feathers and they were warm and dry at the skin.
     
  7. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All four of mine were looking pitiful in the rain, to be honest, exactly like a drowned rat. We figured that in the wild, they get along so.....
     

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